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Tag: Web Development

Does Your Blog Need a Web Developer?

Blogging is a great way to share your brilliant insights to the world. But if you’re a writer and not a web developer, you probably don’t particularly enjoy all of that technical stuff that comes along with maintaining your blog’s web presence. (I know I don’t.) Setting up a blog, managing hosting (including security and backups), customizing your theme and webpages all take time. And…

Should you pay per project or per hour for your web development and design?

If you are in the market for web-development you will eventually be presented with a pricing model for the services you’re requesting. One Facebook user recently commented on a request for WordPress support that “eventually developers will slap a price on it”. Well if you are in the market for web development services you are already aware that there will be a cost associated with…

What’s The Real Cost of Creative Content?

When you think about working with a creative content professional to boost your brand or business, there are probably two things that immediately come to mind: First: “I’m going to get a personalized product that perfectly fits my business and brand!” And: “Holy crap! This is expensive!” If you were to order something like a customized ceramic pet food bowl from an artisan potter, you…

Flash is Dead – Here’s What to Do Now

Flash is a multimedia software platform that was once a dominant force on the Web. Adobe Flash has been used to develop and play animations, audio and video content, games, and web apps. Once upon a time you could barely get around the Web without the Flash extension installed on your web browser. Being without Flash meant videos wouldn’t play, slideshows wouldn’t get displayed, and…

How to Add a WordPress Blog to a Non-WordPress Website

Nearly 30% of all websites are now powered by WordPress. WordPress remains the top blogging platform despite competition from other blogging tools like Ghost, Squarespace, Blogger, and others. Blogging is still very much alive and well thanks to the power of content marketing. Businesses and organizations of all kinds are using blogs to develop their authority, grow their traffic, and increase their conversions. Consequently, we…

Why Reliable Web Hosting Matters for Your Business

Your business needs reliable web hosting so that you (and your visitors) can depend on your website today (and tomorrow). Every website is hosted somewhere. Hosting is the service that gives your website a location in the Web. Every website has hosting – including yours. Minimal web hosting provides your business with server space for your website’s files. Yet hosting can also include additional features…

The Mobile Trend

Online browsing habits have changed greatly over the last decade. No longer are users relying on their PCs for opening your emails, searching for your services, or purchasing your products. The majority of hours spent, search queries made, and emails opened are now from mobile devices. The smartphone trend has changed and will continue to change the Web. A slew of new smartphones are expected…

How to Create a Search Engine Optimized Company Timeline Using HTML and CSS

In this post we are going to demo how to create a search engine optimized company timeline using HTML and CSS. Company timelines are a common feature of business website about pages. Some visitors want to know where your organization has come from (and where it is going). And, let’s be honest, most businesses like to show their growth over the years. Some companies design…

WordPress for Businesses

WordPress may have been released in 2003 as a blogging content management system (CMS) but it has grown up since. No longer is WordPress only for blogs. More than 60 million WordPress websites testify to its versatility. WordPress is helping businesses succeed including dog trainers, custom sign makers, branding agencies, and active gear retailers. Why is WordPress a good choice for a business website? Control…

Introduction to Structured Metadata

Your website should help search engines and social networks understand it. Your content is designed and written for your visitors. Typically website owners expect Google, Facebook, Twitter, and others to just understand that content and display it logically. That usually works. Search engine crawlers have become quite advanced and social networks can often just pull an image and a text snippet. But what if you…